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Barbara "Carolyn" Anderson

February 28, 1935 — January 10, 2023

Littleton, Massachusetts

Barbara "Carolyn" Anderson (Reis), age 87 and a resident of Littleton, MA, passed away on January 10, 2023.

Known to most people as Carolyn, she was born in Lowell, MA on February 28, 1935 to the late Oscar and Helen (Westberg) Reis. She grew up with brothers Robert and Allan in West Chelmsford and attended Chelmsford schools. After graduating from high school, she attended Lowell Teacher's College, achieving a bachelor's degree in music. She then taught music classes in Westford schools before starting a family. She was later employed by Mitre Corporation as an administrator. 

Carolyn was a wonderful piano player and taught lessons from her home in Westford.  She sang in the choir at church and played the organ for many events.  She was a member of the “Guys and Dolls” singing group also.  She also loved to cook and bake, and always had cookies or brownies hot out of the oven. She loved knitting and crocheting, biking, and always had a puzzle on her table.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren who brought her so much joy. 

Carolyn was predeceased by her parents, Oscar and Helen (Westberg) Reis, Brothers Robert Reis and Allan Reis. Also predeceased was her former husband John Anderson. She is survived by her children; John and Donna Anderson of Freetown, MA, Robert Anderson of South Carolina, Donna (Anderson) and Paul Bambery of Acton, MA, Bruce and Linda Anderson of Plainville, MA, Douglas and Debbie Anderson of Tyngsboro, MA. Also her five grandchildren; Stephanie Coburn, Douglas Anderson Jr., Melissa Bambery, Sean Bambery and Veronica Anderson, three great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Carolyn for a period of visitation on Sunday, January 22, 2023, from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460 978-486-3709.

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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